Millican Colloquium: Unconventional height functions in Diophantine approximation | Department of Mathematics

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Millican Colloquium: Unconventional height functions in Diophantine approximation

Event Information
Event Location: 
GAB 105
Event Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

The standard height function H(p/q)=q of simultaneous approximation can be calculated by taking the LCM (least common multiple) of the denominators of the coordinates of the rational points: H(p_1/q_1,...,p_d/q_d) = lcm(q_1,...,q_m). If the LCM operator is replaced by another operator such as the maximum, minimum, or product, then a different height function and thus a different theory of simultaneous approximation will result. In this talk I will discuss some basic results regarding approximation by these nonstandard height functions, as well as mentioning their connection with intrinsic approximation on Segre manifolds using standard height functions. This work is joint with Lior Fishman.

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